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Fresno Divide Trail

Intermediate
 4.6 (8)

Stunning views on a beautiful trail through igneous highlands between Contrabando and Fresno Creeks.


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Map Key

3.3

Miles

5.3

KM

Singletrack

2,872' 875 m

High

2,467' 752 m

Low

53' 16 m

Up

420' 128 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

From the west Contrabando Trailhead follow the signs to the left and head across the flats to the climb up an old road cut to the Fresno Divide. Once on top, the trail climbs gradually for several miles through stunning igneous highland on the divide between Contrabando Creek and Fresno Creek. Once you reach the top of the climb it's a quick descent down an old road grade to the Contrabando Dome Trail.

This trail features some of the nicest views in the area and it's well worth the time to stop and have a look around. It also rides well in either direction. It's a long steady climb with short technical sections going north from the trailhead and a screaming fun descent heading south from the Dome Loop.

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Jeff Renfrow

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  4.6 from 8 votes

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  4.6 from 8 votes
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Photos

Looking out into the valley after climbing 3 miles.
Jun 2, 2016 near Lajitas, TX
Looking back over the Fresno Divide Trail.
Jun 2, 2016 near Lajitas, TX
Big Bend Trails Alliance volunteers building the Fresno Divide Trail.
Jan 23, 2014 near Lajitas, TX
The climb up from the Dome Loop to the Fresno Divide
Jan 23, 2014 near Lajitas, TX
First ride on the new trail with the local kids.
Jan 23, 2014 near Lajitas, TX
Most of the trail is sandstone but there is the sharp change from sandstone to mudstone.
Jun 2, 2016 near Lajitas, TX

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May 27, 2017
Raul Salazar
Dec 20, 2016
Lost Justpastnowhere
May 27, 2016
Chris Beveridge
Rode in reverse of displayed made for a long continuous uphill ride that was epic! 3.3mi
Feb 1, 2015
Steve Irving
Rode southbound to Contrabando trailhead after early start in Saucedo. Terrific finale to 4 days of backcountry riding. Highly recommended. Go do it!! 3.5mi — 0h 40m